2015: The Year That Was

17th December 2015

As 2015 closes it’s a time for reflection, so what better end to the year than a review of our highlights – and what a year we have had:

JANUARY Get Out More launches the Second Saturday forest school; a new monthly group for young people who want a bit more adventure   001
FEBRUARY Annie starts her Year of Microadventures, starting with a moonlit walk at St Ives.  All the Microadventures can be found on the Get Out More blog  
MARCH Get Out More team expands when we recruit a Rachel from Yolk Marketing to help promote our growing and diverse programmes   linkedinprofile
APRIL We add extra dates and extra hours to our popular holiday forest schools to cope with soaring demand   186
JUNE We launch a regular newsletter to keep in touch with our growing mailing lists with a photo competition, won by Jo Homer   Jo Homer
JULY The young people asked for it so we run our first overnight forest school camp.  An exhausting and overwhelming success!   20150712_104923
AUGUST Busiest summer holidays ever: 175 hours of activity with 435 children and young people, 11 forest school practitioners and 12 volunteers.   Good times!   2015-08-27 13.08.59
SEPTEMBER As a social enterprise we reinvest profits into the community, like the Hirst Wood Nature Reserve in Saltaire which opened in September   20150912_162412
OCTOBER We get even more people active outdoors with a programme of events for ‘Go Walking Keighley’, including a foraging walk, campfire walk and craft walk  20150929_105401
NOVEMBER London’s Burning; our new outdoor learning session about the Great Fire of London, booked through Artforms, proves popular with Leeds schools   2015-11-10 09.50.39
DECEMBER Friends of St Ives unveil a commemorative stone to mark the Ferrands Oak, funded by Get Out More as part of our commitment to reinvest in communities   P1120768

Thank you to everyone who has worked with us, explored with us, volunteered with us and loved what we are doing. Here’s to a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.  Hope to see you in 2016!